Matricidal me

Killing Mother Earth I am.  Or so says Harvard physicist Alex Wissner-Gross as reported in the Times Online.  Gosh but they report interesting stuff.  Found the story by way of this interesting blog which I found in turn on Foxfire‘s blog (though she linked to a different story.  So anyway, here’s the scoop:

Performing two Google searches from a desktop computer can generate about the same amount of carbon dioxide as boiling a kettle for a cup of tea, according to new research.

While millions of people tap into Google without considering the environment, a typical search generates about 7g of CO2 Boiling a kettle generates about 15g.

Good Lord.  I’ve done four Google searches and made two cups of coffee this morning.  I’ve already used 58g of CO2 and I’m still in my nightgown.

Somebody stop me before I Google again. The fate of Mother Earth hangs in the balance.



Comments 3

  1. Grue in the Attic wrote:

    How much carbon does browsing Wikis produce? I can while away several hours a day there if something strikes my fancy…

    Posted 12 Jan 2009 at 10:46 pm
  2. Foxfier wrote:

    Hehe, isn’t it wonderful the way that the net connects?

    Posted 12 Jan 2009 at 11:26 pm
  3. Bowden Russell wrote:

    Their hypocrisy knows no bounds apparently.

    Of coures, they’ll say their googling or wiki is designed to save the planet. Then they’ll buy the modern equivalent of “indulgeneces”-the “Carbon offset”. What a scam.

    P.T. Barnum was right.

    Posted 13 Jan 2009 at 12:25 am

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